Chinese football teams also hit with corruption charges

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Just days after Eurpol said it is investigating a massive corruption network in the European football world, with ties further afield, Chinese authorities have announced fines and life bans among its football clubs. Shanghai Shenhua was fined more than £100,000 according to British media reports, and it has lost its 2003 China Super League title. Elsewhere, 33 officials and players have been banned for life, the latest such bans by the Chinese Football Assocation, which has spent three years investigating match-fixing.

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